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Neverwhere | Ne?l Ga?man
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I‘ve been kind of MIA from here for a while and I actually lost the majority of my book collection in Hurricane Florence (either to water damage or to mold). This is some of my small current collection. Some were ones I took with me when I evacuated and some are ones I‘ve been gifted or bought at the library book sale more recently. #stupidhurricane

BookishMarginalia Big hug — we lived through #HurricaneMaria 12mo
Vexingcircumstance @BookishMarginalia it was annoying because our house didn‘t take that much damage but with the water that Did come in the two small holes in the roof and the power out for a week and us not able to get home for over three weeks due to flooded roads mold overtook the house and infested everything. We were able to clean most (but not all) of our movie collection and could wash anything cloth but everything else had to be trashed. :/ 12mo
Vexingcircumstance @BookishMarginalia luckily I had taken at least some of my books with me when we evacuated. I took the hard or impossible to replace ones and I took most of my daughters books. 12mo
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Megabooks I‘m so sorry! 💜💜 12mo
BookishMarginalia That just sucks. 😕 We we‘re without power for 4 months but we were lucky; we didn‘t lose anything but a few trees and a section of gate. 12mo
Vexingcircumstance @BookishMarginalia some people here were without power longer than we were. We lived downtown. So our power was among the first to come back (which I only knew from friends checking on my house for me). But since we were stuck out of town it didn‘t help much. Looters stole most of the electronics and my husband‘s antique guns and some other random stuff and trashed the place. And the mold took over the rest. 12mo
TiredLibrarian @Vexingcircumstance Wow, that sucks. Glad you're OK and there were some books you were able to save. ❤ 12mo
Tamra I‘m sorry! 12mo
Hornsby78 Hurricane Katrina survivor here. I am so sorry you lost your books and I hope you find ample replacements! 12mo
SassyBookworm Goodness that‘s terrible. I‘m so sorry that happened to you & your family. Hopefully you‘ll find some great replacements soon. Well wishes for a better 2019! 12mo
BookBabe That‘s so awful 😭 I‘ve made it unscathed through hurricanes, but I‘ve had my home get flooded like 6 times over the years due to various other factors like pipes bursting, etc. I know what that‘s like to come home and find everything moldy and disgusting. It‘s so horrible. I feel for you and your family. *Big hugs!!* 12mo
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Settling down for some coloring on this overcast Sunday afternoon

Kayla.Adriena Holy cow you have a ton of Litfluence! 1y
BookishMarginalia Thanks! #HurricaneMaria and a move to Florida knocked me off my stride for over a year, but I used to run quarterly bookish exchanges and post multiple times a day... I‘m trying to get back into the swing of Litsy again. 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼@Kayla.Adriena 1y
Crazeedi I love my coloring books! This one looks awesome! (edited) 1y
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kspenmoll It‘s wonderful to see you able to post more again! Missed you! 1y
BookishMarginalia @kspenmoll Thanks! Missed you too! My recovery from María has been longer and tougher than I expected ? 1y
BookishMarginalia @Crazeedi It‘s a lovely book — thick pages and just enough detail. And who can resist flowers? 1y
Avanders Glad to see you back! Everyone's asking about #ssgp this year bc those quarterly swaps were favorites! 😉 Hope you're able to find peace and relaxation coming off of Maria and all the terribleness it was 🤗🤗 1y
BookishMarginalia @Avanders I‘m thinking of starting up again with Valentine‘s exchange. What do you think? 1y
Avanders @BookishMarginalia I think that would be amazing and everyone would be so happy to have the "Goes Postal" swaps back in action ??? But I also say, take care of yourself! Only do it if you have the time/energy and the mental space. ?? 1y
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I was fortunate enough to connect with José Andrés‘s nonprofit and deliver food to various communities in Vega Baja who were ravaged by #HurricaneMaria . If it were up to me, this book would become a bestseller to pay back this man who selflessly did so much for my island.

Susanita He fed folks in Guatemala too after the volcano eruption. ❤️ 2y
WanderingBookaneer @Susanita : He‘s been doing it for years. He started after the Haiti earthquake, he‘s helped after California wildfires, after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, etc. 2y
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The Speaker | Traci Chee
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Because of #HurricaneMaria, I didn‘t know the second one was out. I want!

GrilledCheeseSamurai Great cover! 👌 2y
bookaholic1 I want as well 2y
TNbookworm Loved The Reader, did not know a second book was out! Thanks for the info☺ 2y
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Why I Write | George Orwell
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@TheBookmarkPR is receiving books that were not delivered during #HurricaneMaria

Anovelobsession 🤗🤗🤗🤗 2y
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Ministry of Suits | Paul Gamble
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Watching Suits at my mom‘s where we have sought refuge from the dark for a while. The wind blowing outside the apartment is making me anxious, though — thoughts of #HurricaneMaria 🙁

JacqMac I‘m glad that you have someplace with power to visit. 💕 2y
Jennick2004 Must be nice and warm with bare feet 😝 Enjoy the tv while you have power 😊 2y
RealBooks4ever 💜 Suits! Haven‘t seen it in eons. 2y
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OrangeMooseReads Glad you have a place to go 2y
Andrea4 Just enjoy the veeeeeery pretty people in Suits!!! 2y
Gissy I know the feeling! 2y
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Darktown: A Novel | Thomas Mullen
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I started reading this #KindleDailyDeal during #HurricaneMaria . I was loving the story, but the pacing was too slow for me during those early days where we were fearful of exiting our house. Once life resumed its routine, I finished it quickly and was very satisfied by this novel about Atlanta‘s first African American cops investigating the murder of an African American woman who may have been killed by a bigoted former policeman.

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#LitsyMeetUp ! Shona ( @Anovelobsession ) is one of the unsung heroes figuring out the logistics of keeping the island up and running after #HurricaneMaria . @BookishMarginalia and I managed to see her before she goes back to Texas on Wednesday.

BookishMarginalia It was so fun! 💜👏🏼🇵🇷 2y
LeahBergen Aww. This is wonderful.❤️ 2y
MicheleinPhilly ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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LauraBrook 💖💗💖 2y
kspenmoll Wonderful you got to meet up; she is an unsung hero! So are you both. ❤️❤️ 2y
LeeRHarry Fantastic 😊 2y
DrJAdMerricksson Wow! 💞 2y
ptkpepe98 Love those smiling faces! Great picture, ladies! 2y
Anovelobsession @WanderingBookaneer @BookishMarginalia Ladies it was an absolute honor to get to meet you. I had a fabulous time and literally could have spent days chatting with you. Wished I lived closer and I would meet you every weekend at The Bookmark. I‘ll post pics of the books I grabbed on my way out as soon as I get back to the hotel! 2y
JSW 😍😍😍😍😍 2y
ValerieAndBooks Love this!! 2y
CouronneDhiver You three are gorgeous! 2y
Bookzombie ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie | Kathleen Curtin, Sandra Louise Oliver, Plimoth Plantation, Inc
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Thank you to @ApoptyGina69 , @Yellowpigeon , and others who sent anonymous boxes with goodies for Los Naranjos, the Vega Baja community that lost everything after #HurricaneMaria

Yellowpigeon I'm so glad it made it, please let us know how the community is doing (edited) 2y
Notafraidofwords I sent a box. It said delivered but I‘m never sure if y‘all got it. 2y
mrsmarch I have a box still waiting to head for you for Los Naranjos. I‘m waiting for a Scholastic book order to arrive at my daughters‘ school with some extra treats. 2y
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ApoptyGina69 Great! I was wondering, so that‘s wonderful. 2y
Jas16 I sent some stuff through Amazon. Hoping it all arrived. 2y
cobwebmoth I sent a box to the school address you provided. It said it was delivered, but I wasn't sure if you received it. There were a couple of small items for you and Gloria inside, too. I keep hoping that things will start to improve for all of you. Hugs! 2y
melbeautyandbooks This is just one more reason why I love this Litsy community. Y‘all are awesome! 2y
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Why is my wife ( @BookishMarginalia ) receiving mail from a public library system in FL? I suspect a fellow Litten.

WanderingBookaneer I was wrong. 2y
RadicalReader @WanderingBookaneer never heard of a library sending mail to a home address?! What is it?! 2y
tournevis So why was the letter sent at al? 2y
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Wife Mysterious????😶 2y
BookishMarginalia The non-resident library card I requested arrived! @RadicalReader @tournevis @Wife — with #HurricaneMaria I forgot all about it! 2y
BookishMarginalia The non-resident library card I requested arrived! @RadicalReader @tournevis @Wife — with #HurricaneMaria I forgot all about it! 2y
tournevis @BookishMarginalia Ah! That explains it. 2y
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